Q: Why the flu strikes hard during the winter but nearly vanishes in the summer has baffled epidemiologists for decades.
A: Now a new study may have the answer: Influenza germs last longer and pass from person to person more effectively in lower absolute humidity—i.e., when it's cold outside and the air is dryer.
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Yes it definitely is cold and dry in Alberta!! So, only two more months and I'm in the clear. Let's hope the Norwalk Virus doesn't make a reappearance...